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The New Street Photographer's Manifesto
The New Street Photographer's Manifesto
by Tanya Nagar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very well written and informative book on the art of street photography, 23 Oct 2012
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Well-written, interesting and informative book on the art of street photography. Tanya Nagar is herself a very capable street photographer, and covers the subject in great depth. The book is printed on good quality paper, with each page featuring a selection of photographs (both colour and black and white) to illustrate the text. The New Street Photography Manifesto may only be 175 pages in length, but the author manages to cover every aspect of this genre of photography.

The final chapter interviews eleven street photographers on their approach to taking street pictures.

Illustrations are accompanied with captions on which camera, lens, etc., was used throughout the book.

As a someone who has recently begun to devote more time to street photography, I found The New Street Photography Manifesto very helpful.

Recommended.


Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let's Get Publishing Book 1)
Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let's Get Publishing Book 1)
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A must for e-book writer/publishers, 7 Dec 2011
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Let's Get Digital covers every aspect of publishing with Amazon's Kindle and other e-book stores. A well-written, entertaining and hugely informative book.

A must-buy for anyone considering this increasingly popular publishing platform.


Duel (Special Edition) [DVD]
Duel (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dennis Weaver
Price: £5.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 23 Feb 2008
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This review is from: Duel (Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
I've watched this film on countless occasions and enjoy it every time I see it. Spielberg says he emulated Alfred Hitchcock's style (i.e., cinematic technique) when making it and he certainly succeeds. Duel was his first film as a movie director (though originally made for television, which was where he first made his mark), and highlights the directorial flair that later brought him international fame with Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Shindler's List and others.

I originally taped this movie in the late 1980s and, as I've said, run it time and again. I scrapped my video when I got a digital recorder last year, however, and was hoping the movie would get another airing so I could re-tape it. An independent UK broadcaster duly obliged in February this year (2008) and I sat back to watch it again. What a disappointment! Several key scenes were missing and the length of the film was reduced from 86 minutes to a little over seventy.

For this reason I bought the Special Edition from Amazon soon afterwards, which in my opinion is worth every penny of the asking price. Not only is the film the full cinema version at 86 minutes in length (though Spielberg shot additional scenes for the European release; I understand the US version ran for only one hour and sixteen minutes), but the film has been digitally remastered and is not only brilliant visually, but the sound is now in stereo!

Included is an excellent 30-minute interview with Spielberg on the making of the movie, a short piece on the work he did for US tv in the seventies, and a contribution from the writer Richard Matheson on writing the movie. This DVD is truly exceptional value (as well as being a brilliant entertainment).


Hamer's War
Hamer's War
by Francis Cottam
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid, well-crafted story, 19 Mar 2006
This review is from: Hamer's War (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book immensely: a solid, well-crafted tale of love, loss, conflict and betrayal on several levels, set against a background of war on the Eastern front. (The battle scenes in particular are exceptionally well-written.)
Hamer returns injured to Germany an honoured hero of the Reich, feted by the Nazi hierarchy ... up to and including the Fuhrer himself. He is given temporary assignment to a concentration camp in Poland, where he meets and falls in love with Julia, an inmate. Fellow-officers treat Julia with contempt. They are the occupying master race, after all; she is Slavic and ‘untermenschen’.
But Hamer’s real conflict is coming to terms with his past (and the discovery that he’s been living a lie). Only radical action can alter the course of his future ...


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